African Plant Database

Gymnema sylvestre (Retz.) R. Br. ex Schult.
Protologue : Syst. Veg., ed. 15 bis [Roemer & Schultes] 6: 57 (1820)
Information on the genus : Gymnema
Basionym : Periploca sylvestris Retz.
Status for MA : accepted (naturalised)
Status for SA : accepted (present)
Status for TA : accepted (present)
Synonym(s) Homotypic
 Marsdenia sylvestris (Retz.) P. I. Forst. (1995)
 Periploca sylvestris Retz. (1781)
Synonym(s) Heterotypic
=*Asclepias geminata Roxb.
=Gymnema humile Decne. (1844)
=Cynanchum subvolubile Schumach. (1827)
=Gymnema subvolubile (Schumach.) Decne. (1838)
=Gymnema rufescens Decne. (1838)
=Apocynum alterniflorum Lour. (1790)
=Strophanthus alterniflorus (Lour.) Spreng. (1825)
=Gymnema alterniflorum (Lour.) Merr. (1935)
=Gymnema affine Decne. (1844)
=Gymnema sylvestre var. affine (Decne.) Tsiang (1934)
=Gymnema formosanum Warb. (1907)
=Gymnema sylvestre var. ceylanica Hook. f. (1883)
=Gymnema sylvestre var. chinense Benth. (1853)
Ecology and distribution
Biol./Eco : Vine; distribution: Naturalised in Madagascar.

Bibliography for Southern Africa :
  • Bryns, P.V. (2014). The Apocynaceae of Namibia. Strelitzia 34: 34

Bibliography other :
  • Cat. Pl. Vasc. Burkina Faso:145 (2012)
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see under African Plants - a Photo Guide
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see under Flore d'Afrique Centrale
see under Catalogue de Madagascar
see under Missouri Botanical Garden
carte afrique num 72466
Record n°72466
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